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barv
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 06:48 PM GMT+7

Well I am crawling up the wall --no bench or cut-n-shut for 3 weeks
Bench is 'down ' so scraped a space on old bench ----more on floor now...
Here's what I came up with...

MAN SX 45 8x8 SRV





Tail end








Side and spades so far ........ooooooh! ...nice to cut-n-shut again
More when I get a bit more space
aye
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okdoky
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 07:24 PM GMT+7
Nice piece of kit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Barv Go

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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2008 - 02:45 PM GMT+7
Hi BARV
you are a very Master of Plasticard!!!
Where have you found the drawings in scale?
greetings
Paolo
Murdo
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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2008 - 05:38 PM GMT+7
Oh Man! We had peace for three weeks... Now he's at it again.
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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2008 - 05:49 PM GMT+7
hello there sir scratch Mac- lott

I stumbled upon this post, and after looking at your fotobook, I was verry verry angry
You must be the biggest sadist in the world, slapping me (a wannebe as good as you scratchbuilder)like , duuuh, what is it with you and some amazing scratchbuilding, WOW
I mean, Blockhaus(you know ...from this site) is a king in building structures, but I found someone of equal ...how should I put it best, the SHOCK an AWE factor
I'm gonna follow this one,and try to read some of your other builds,if I can find I'm, if only to get some hints into your work.



you got yourself an fan here!
of your modelingwork , not the groupie kind of way


Tha Pit
barv
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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2008 - 05:57 PM GMT+7

--oh but feels good!!
Paulo --the 'plans' you see are the instructions for the donor kit.

Just a few pics--some details to tails ..that have been "re-done "..were a bit oversize









Brushes--


Not a lot 'cause I have to work out each step--very complicated this bit
aye
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barv
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 05:27 PM GMT+7

Seem to spend more time trying to work things out ----a bit more done -----getting easier as I go ......
Change of rear suspension..reworked kit rear wheel stations (20cm short from front wheels) and replace 'shocks'

Jib started and trial fit of side bins







More soon ---if I can work out interior

aye
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BROCKUPPERCUT
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 07:35 PM GMT+7
.... is it possible to make molds of your "little conversions" ?
i think that you could make a few bucks .
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008 - 04:43 PM GMT+7
Here he go's again . nice work barv.
barv
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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 06:43 PM GMT+7

This may not be pretty --but it wil clean up -- --I hope .......
The Eka module ---It moves back and forward by ram (not fitted )and carries main 'rope'..elevates by rams (not fitted) from below
'Banana' and fairlead


Carrier frame






Trial fit only 'tacked 'on





Thats the easy bit --now for the 'gut' of it

More soon
aye
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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 06:50 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Thats the easy bit --now for the 'gut' of it

More soon
aye
BARV
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Oooooh! That looks FUN!
barv
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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008 - 05:54 PM GMT+7

As I have been busy 'off bench' .......decided to do the 'stabilizers ' and more of the little things for the tail unit
Unfolding








Tow bar adjustment ram






Tow / lift bar








More soon ,,,,,,,,,,,into the 'mares nest ' next
aye
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Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 - 12:14 PM GMT+7
Outstanding as usual
No comment this is great you should start to copy these piece for sell, you will be rich man soon
barv
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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 06:01 PM GMT+7

Still alive --been sooooo busy .....heres a few bitsI managed to squeeze in ----
Gubbins at rear of cab

Main winch

Battery boxes

Bin and oil tank

Start of winch drive

Front winch (at rear of jib and runs down right side of chassi)

Winches --jib and cooler


Need to lock myself in loft and pull up ladder if I'm gonna finnish this
aye
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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 06:30 PM GMT+7
It looks good Steve.

Erik
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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 06:42 PM GMT+7

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It looks good Steve.

Erik



You're insane Steve!

Murdo.


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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 06:48 PM GMT+7
Absolutely bl***y marvelous!

I like the turntable bolt details and the double whinch set ups. Is that the rubber bands used for the cable and runners? Is that capstans on the turntable base for locking off ropes when lifting?

Can't wait to see this.

Nige
barv
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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 07:17 PM GMT+7
Just a few pics of seat area .....working on another part ---slow going ...got injured eye --dont ask




More soon
aye
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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 07:25 PM GMT+7

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Just a few pics of seat area .....working on another part ---slow going ...got injured eye --dont ask BARV
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Dragon smacked you one?
barv
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Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 05:52 PM GMT+7

Started on the "mare's nest" of a wiring system (about 1/3 rd of whats therewill be done )









aye
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barv
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2008 - 06:49 PM GMT+7

Just a few of cab area .......






Over views



Slow at the moment ....but will pick up when I get better
aye
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 01:16 PM GMT+7
ti
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 01:55 PM GMT+7
Another outstanding piece of work from you.
barv
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 04:15 PM GMT+7

Thanks Charles and Scott.........was getting lonely with no comments
....hey there is life on the othere side of the screen ! .........
aye
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